The last command Jesus gave the church before he ascended to heaven was the Great Commission, the call for Christians to "make disciples of all the nations." But Christians have responded by making "Christians," not "disciples." This, according to scholar and renowned Christian thinker Dallas Willard, has been the church's Great Omission.
- I Recommend a Different Willard Book
This book is just a collection of miscellaneous essays. As such it was somewhat repetitive and disconnected. Dallas Willard is excellent, but I'd recommend reading his other books (ex Renovation of the Heart) first, unless you want a disjointed collection of essays.
- Contemporary Christian philosopher Dallas Willard calls...
Contemporary Christian philosopher Dallas Willard calls upon followers of Christ to participate in active discipleship, a way of life that many churches today seem to consider to be optional. Without dismissing the importance of logic, scientific inquiry, the arts, and spiritual seeking--Willard deftly distills the reverence of historical Christian leaders and mystics into a contemporary way of life that transmutes the treasures of Christianity into action. The result, he believes, is an active discipleship and partnership with God. Initially, Grover Gardner infuses the text with a narration that borders on preaching, yet he soon hits his stride, settling into a pleasant rhythm. His voice is clear and accurate as he seamlessly delivers biblical citations and the author's message itself. L.V.B. 2008 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine